Afghan wanted in London for gang rape and murder of 13-year-old Austrian girl

A suspect, who boasted to friends about the gang rape of a 13-year-old Austrian schoolgirl who was killed in the attack, has been arrested.

The teen’s lifeless body was dumped beside a road next to a tree after being raped by the four men.

Austrian police say all four were immigrants from Afghanistan and arrested three, with an international manhunt for the fourth. The suspect has since been arrested in London.

Schoolgirl Leonie, 13, from the town of Wiener Neustadt near the Austrian capital Vienna, was reported missing by her parents Melanie P, 40, and Hannes W, 39.

A suspect, who boasted to friends about the gang rape of 13-year-old Austrian schoolgirl Leonie (pictured), who died in the attack, has been arrested

Three days later, on the morning of June 26, she was found dead on a roadside with her body leaning against a tree.

Austrian police arrested two Afghan immigrants in June and a third in early July for bragging about wild sex with the child.

They have now caught a fourth in the city of London on Thursday.

An 18-year-old was first caught by police and arrested on June 28 while eating pizza at a local Italian restaurant.

Austrian police say all four were immigrants from Afghanistan and arrested three, with an international manhunt for the fourth.  The suspect has now been arrested in London (Picture: Leonie)

Austrian police say all four were immigrants from Afghanistan and arrested three, with an international manhunt for the fourth. The suspect has now been arrested in London (Picture: Leonie)

The teen's lifeless body was dumped beside a road next to a tree after being raped by the four men

The teen’s lifeless body was dumped beside a road next to a tree after being raped by the four men

On the same day, a 16-year-old was arrested at a skating rink on Danube Island, while a third alleged perpetrator, 23, was caught a few days later.

According to a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, the fourth suspect, who is said to be 22 years old, ran away and searched with an international arrest warrant issued by the Criminal Police Office of Austria (BK).

Despite the detectives’ suspicion that he had fled to Italy, the man was found in a London area.

Initial findings revealed that the schoolgirl from the Lower Austrian district of Tulln met the 22-year-old man and his 16-year-old friend at the Danube Canal in the city of Vienna, where they all drank ecstasy on June 25.

Schoolgirl Leonie, 13, from the town of Wiener Neustadt near the Austrian capital Vienna, was reported missing by her parents Melanie P, 40, and Hannes W, 39

Schoolgirl Leonie, 13, from the town of Wiener Neustadt near the Austrian capital Vienna, was reported missing by her parents Melanie P, 40, and Hannes W, 39

Three days later, on the morning of June 26, she was found dead on a roadside with her body leaning against a tree.

Three days later, on the morning of June 26, she was found dead on a roadside with her body leaning against a tree.

The two suspects then took the girl to the 22-year-old’s apartment in Donaustadt, Vienna’s 22nd district, where the 18-year-old and 23-year-old joined them.

Reportedly, the men then gave Leonie more drugs to “make her docile” and then brutally raped her before rolling her body into a carpet and throwing it on the street about 100 yards from the apartment.

The men were reportedly arrested after an acquaintance of theirs went to the police and revealed that one of them, who was his friend, told him what had happened in the apartment.

The spokesman did not release further details about the arrest of the 22-year-old man, but Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told ORF it was a tribute to the hard work of the detectives involved.

Nehammer added: “The interrogations will now show the escape route.”

The investigation continues.

Austrian police arrested two Afghan immigrants in June and a third in early July after bragging about wild sex with the child

Austrian police arrested two Afghan immigrants in June and a third in early July after bragging about wild sex with the child

Initial findings revealed that the schoolgirl from the Lower Austrian district of Tulln met the 22-year-old man and his 16-year-old friend at the Danube Canal in the city of Vienna, where they all drank ecstasy on June 25.  then gave Leonie more drugs to 'make her docile' and then brutally raped her before rolling her body up in a carpet and throwing it on the street about 100 yards from the apartment

Initial findings revealed that the schoolgirl from the Lower Austrian district of Tulln met the 22-year-old man and his 16-year-old friend at the Danube Canal in the city of Vienna, where they all drank ecstasy on June 25. then gave Leonie more drugs to ‘make her docile’ and then brutally raped her before rolling her body up in a carpet and throwing it on the street about 100 yards from the apartment

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